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Society: Lessons for the Future

Monday, April 10 - 10:30 am

University Conference Hall
Via Salaria 113/117, Rome

On Monday, April 10, Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at the University of California and a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, will hold a second  seminar at Sapienza University on "Lessons for the Future."

The meeting will focus on issues and problems rising from the current socio-economic and future political scenario, including the current situations in Europe and the United States and the issue of immigration.

Participants include: Raffaella Messinetti, Dean of the Political Science, Sociology and Communications Faculty; Luca Scuccimarra, Director of the Department of Political Science; Sandro Bernardini, Director of the Social and Economic Sciences Department; and Domenico Masi, Professor Emeritus of Labour Sociology.

Professor Diamond won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Humans Societies.” Diamond is also the author of "The Third Chimpanzee: the evolution and future of the human animal", "Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed", "The World Until Yesterday" and "From You Only to the Whole World."

In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll of the world's top 100 public intellectuals by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.